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Sep 26, 2012 9:00am PDT
. essentially how the delegates quietly protest the speakers of the united nations, for whatever reason. here's president mahmoud ahmadinejad just moments ago. >> translator: policies of the world main sense of power are based on the principal of domination and the conquering of others. these centers only seek supremacy and are not in favor of peace and definitely not at the service of their nations. >> want to bring in jill dougherty out of foreign affairs correspondent in new york covering this, and, jill, we have been listening. we watched most of this speech here. it wasn't a lot that was really different than what we've heard from years prior, but there is this common theme here. it the little guy versus the big guy, and i imagine that there are at least some people in that stage, in that audience where that resonates, that message? >> it's definitely true, suzanne. sometimes we look at ahmadinejad as the man that's about to explode every two seconds with some sort of, you know, bombshell. when he doesn't do it, then we say he doesn't have a lot to say, but he actually does, as you point
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Sep 26, 2012 12:00pm EDT
gathering this week at the general assembly at the united nations that's happening right now. day two. you are seeing live pictures there. speaking later today, we're going see the prime ministers of britain as well as japan. also, the new president of gem yemen, leaders from the caribbean europe and africa. these two men have most of today's attention. of course, today's session. it is the president of egypt and the president of iran. mahmoud ahmadinejad. the general assembly did not attend when iran's president walked in. certainly not an unusual thing, walking out. essentially how the delegates quietly protest the speakers of the united nations, for whatever reason. here's president mahmoud ahmadinejad just moments ago. >> translator: policies of the world main sense of power are based on the principal of domination and the conquering of others. these centers only seek supremacy and are not in favor of peace and definitely not at the service of their nations. >> want to bring in jill dougherty out of foreign affairs correspondent in new york covering this, and, jill, we have been listen
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Sep 25, 2012 9:00am EDT
of "newsroom" before leaders gathering for the united nations general assembly. >>> i know this pales in light of what is happening in new york right now. but it is what much of america is talking about. green bay and the catch that was or wasn't. the nfl's replacement refs have been under scrutiny. this was decided on a very controversial touchdown. they both come down with the ball at the end of the game. there you see it. in tend they are award ad touchdown. many believe generali inbelief received the touchdown. >> don't ask me a question about the officials. i have never seen anything like that in all my years in football. >> look at the replay. the fact that it was reviewed. that was awful. that's all i can say about it. >> as you may imagine this is getting huge reaction on social media. packers guard t.j. lang tweeted just got -- by the nfl. nfl, come on, man. can't even be upset anymore. all i can do is laugh. laugh at the nfl for allowing america's game to come to this. wow. much more later in the newsroom. >>> for the second time in a week, atlanta falcons football player has been ar
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Sep 27, 2012 8:00am PDT
and center at the united nations today. we have live pictures for you right now. world leaders all taking their turns at the lectern. ours has been there as are a number of other top leaders. and today no exception. today netanyahu and mahmoud abbas will be taking the stage. and all of this is coming in just the next hour. mr. abbas will be up first. he's expected to ask the united nations to give his people the palestinian authority nonmember observer status. that's an expanded kind of status than he has right now. this after last year's failed bid to win u.n. recognition of a palestinian state. now, shortly after he speaks, israel's prime minister will take the podium p. and mr. netanyahu is expected to focus on iran rather than on palestinians. he's likely going to warn the united nations about the threat that israel faces from iran's controversial nuclear program, but his warnings take on a new sense of urgency after making it clear that israel would preemptively attack iran if diplomacy fails. netanyahu's threats have put i suppose you could call a significant strain on relations wit
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Sep 27, 2012 11:00am EDT
will be up first. he's expected to ask the united nations to give his people the palestinian authority nonmember observer status. that's an expanded kind of status than he has right now. this after last year's failed bid to win u.n. recognition of a palestinian state. now, shortly after he speaks, israel's prime minister will take the podium p. and mr. netanyahu is expected to focus on iran rather than on palestinians. he's likely going to warn the united nations about the threat that israel faces from iran's controversial nuclear program, but his warnings take on a new sense of urgency after making it clear that israel would preemptively attack iran if diplomacy fails. netanyahu's threats have put i suppose you could call a significant strain on relations with the united states and president obama in particular who the prime minister of israel says is pushing to establish a clear red line. it is quite possible you'll hear about the red line again. and i do have breaking news for you, as well. cnn has learned that president obama has a plan to have a follow-up phone call with prime min
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Sep 26, 2012 1:00pm EDT
you hear what he said to the united nations and why the american delegation may even show up for his remarks. want to get to it. sdmrimplts if you had any doubts about how important ohio is in this presidential race, you got to consider this. you've got both the president and mitt romney there both right now. their eths set to begin at the same time. just minutes away. the president, he is holding a rally. this is in bowling green. romney is about 130 miles away. he is in bedford heights. we'll dip into both of those event wrshz we want to bring in jim accosta in who is covering the romney campaign. jim, we have some information. we know that polls are actually showing the president is leading romney in ohio. this is the cnn poll of polls. average of four most recent surveys. the president ahead, 55-41%. why do you think that is so significant right now? >> he has more than 40 days to go before this election, but keep in mind that the presidential debates, a series of presidential debates in that vice presidential debate gets going next week. so he doesn't have a whole lot of time on
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Sep 26, 2012 8:00am PDT
delegations walk out. maybe others have joined the united nations in boycotting to start with. jill, there have been some conciliatory things that have been said by the leader. i'll get to that in a moment. let's listen in as he takes to the stage. >> translator: in the name of god, the compassionate, the mist citiful, the lord of the worlds and may peace and blessings be upon the greatest prophet. he has chosen companions and all the messengers. oh, god hasten the message of your chosen beloved. grant him good health and victory. make us his best companions and all those who attest to his ritefulness. mr. president, exlen sis ladies and gentlemen. i thank the almighty god for having once more the chance to participate in this meeting. we have gathered here to ponder and work together for building a better life for the entire human community and for our nations. coming from iran, the land of glory and beauty the land of knowledge, culture, wisdom and morality. the cradle of philosophy and mysticism. the land of compassion and light. the land of scientists the scho
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Sep 26, 2012 3:00pm EDT
of time to fix. let's turn to the united nations general assembly where the much anticipated speech byo outgoing president was overshadowed by mohamed morsi. listen to how he introduced himself. >> translator: i am the first egyptian civilian president elected democratically and free, following a great, peaceful revolution halted by the entire world. >> let's go richard roth, covers the u.n. for us. listen to the speech, it sounds like he's stepping it up, ready to be this world leader, world negotiator. is that fair that he's made the move from muslim brotherhood to world leader? >> reporter: well, i think he's still both things. the leader of egypt, decades ago, nasser and others, they had a prominent place when it came to the middle east. there has been this vacuum ever since. president mubarak had never even been here at the u.n. in the last 15 years and played a much quieter role on the global stage in the middle east. this is a big impressive debut on the stage. i think many agree for morsi, flexing his muscles. he was willing to be a global leader. he said to the general assembly
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Sep 26, 2012 10:00am PDT
of the year when nearly every world leader in the same place, a lot of them at least, the united nations general assembly. kings, prime ministers, ministers get a few minutes at the podium to address the rest of the world. they get their undivided attention unless, of course, certain delegations decide to walk out in protest or not even show up. well, that's what happened today at the american mission to the u.n. essentially did not show up as the president of iran walked in. more than just a minute or so. here's a bit of a speech a few minutes ago by president mahmoud ahmadinejad. it was not a redefined message by any stretch of the imagination. he pretty much repeated what he has said along the lines of western world nomination as he rallied against the western world as well as the united states. let's listen in as he talks about the u.n. as well. >> the need to remove the structural values and encourage the process of universal participation in global management has never been greater before. the united nations looks efficiency to bring about the changes. if this inefficiency persists
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Sep 25, 2012 8:00am PDT
busy news day. president obama on the world stage at the united nations just wrapping up a speech, and it started and ended with the killing of u.s. ambassador to libya chris stevens. you will recall the ambassador was murdered along with three american colleagues during an attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi on september 11th. the president praised stevens for his service to his country. he vowed to bring the killers to justice. mr. obama's remarks ending just moments ago carried live on cnn. he also spoke out about all of the religious extremism in the middle east and elsewhere around the world, specifically making mention to that extraordinarily offensive video. have a listen. >> i have made it clear that the united states government had nothing to do with this video, and i believe its message must be rejected by all who respect our common humanity. it is an insult not only to muslims but to america as well, for as the city outside these walls makes clear, we are a country that's welcomed people of every race and every faith. we are home to muslims who worship across our c
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Sep 27, 2012 10:00am PDT
how to cut corners there. >> live coverage of the united nations. israeli minister benjamin netanyahu speaking right no let's listen in. thank youery much, mr. president. it's aasto se the general assemblyesid by the ambassador fromsrael. it's good tll o ayou distinguished gates. ladies and gentlemen, 0003, years ago king david reigned the jewish state in our eternal capital, jerusalem. i say that to all those who proclaim that the sta has roots in our region. and that it will soon disappear. throughout our history, the jewish people have over come all the tyrants who have sought our destruction. it's their that have been discarded by history. the people of israel live on. we say in hebrew. [ speaking foreignanguag ] and the jewish state will live thewisheived in the land of israel for thousands of years. even after most of our people were exile from it, jews continue to live in the land of israel throughout the ages. and the masses of o people never gave up the dream turng to our laws of history we stor our independence and rebuilt our national life. the jewish people have come hom
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Sep 26, 2012 6:00am PDT
the united nations general assembly later today. a live look for you at the united nations. the leader of the ivory coast speaking right now. the iranian president, mahmoud ahmadinejad is scheduled to speak in about two hours. western lead verse a history of walking out on his speeches. in a sign of protest. demonstrators are expected outside the u.n. during his address. >>> and disapproval already lobbed in the direction of ahmadinejad. monday, walking out on a session when iran's president began to speak. the two countries are at odds over iran's nuclear program. sara sidner joins us live from jerusalem. what's the reaction there? we were curious. >> reporter: well, carol, what's interesting is, today is a very, very important, perhaps the most sacred of jewish holiday, yom kippur. what's happening today, no newspapers printed. no newspapers deliverrd and we're hearing absolutely nothing from israeli leaders at this point in time. they've kept quiet. probably awaiting to hear what ahmadinejad has to say when he speaks to the unga. i can tell you over the years, a lot of frustration w
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Sep 25, 2012 9:00am PDT
. >>> and thanks, ashleigh. welcome to "news room international. >>> world leaders galter at the united nations, unrest in the middle east tops the agenda. here is what is going on in one of the main crisis zones. [ gun fire ] >>> rebels are battling goncht forces in aleppo in sere ra. syria. in damascus, two explosions in a syrian intelligence compound. the building is a school. the military is using it as base. the new school year hasn't started. there were probably not any children inside. >>> in is the scene near a group of tiny islands. japan, taiwan, and china all claim ownership of the uninhabited islands. the japanese coast guard shot water cannons as dozens of taiwanese boats. >>> tempers are flaring in spain. police blocked roads leading to the country's parliament in madrid. the crisis has, as they put it, hi ja hijacked the country's democracy. spain is preparing to cut billions in spending. >>> and president obama tells world leaders the u.s. will do what we must to keep iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. the president spoke a short time ago at the u.n. general assembly. he has
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Sep 25, 2012 12:00pm PDT
for iran. in a speech before the united nations, just a couple of hours ago, the president warned against allowing iran to develop nuclear weapons. >> make no mistake, a nuclear armed iran is not a challenge that can be contained. it would threaten the elimination of israel, the security of gulf nations, and the stability of the global economy. it risks triggering a nuclear arms race in the region and the unraveling of the nonproliferation treaty. that's why a coalition of countries is holding the iranian government accountable and that's why the united states will do what we must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> chief white house correspondent jessica yellin outside the united nations for me. the president very much so been under pressure from israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and from mitt romney to draw a tougher line when it comes to iran. how did he handle that today at the u.n.? >> reporter: well, he resisted campaign season pressure to intensify his rhetoric against iran just to respond to his critics. he did use stark language to describe what we know to
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Sep 27, 2012 3:00pm EDT
is our united nations correspondent richard roth. joining me now. richard, i'm assuming no delegates of iran were there to hear israeli prime minister. >> reporter: the iranian table was empty here at the united nations general assembly. one delegate left before netanyahu walked on to the stage at the general assembly. this is to make the white house see red about the red lines. the white house has denied disagreements with israel over this but clearly there's been friction. netanyahu's public declaration with graphic for the world there pointing out the red lines was probably not something the white house would want to see at this moment. especially during a political electoral race. last friday jay carney said there's no difference of israel and the united states. with the red lines. u.s. and israel committed to preventing iran of achieving a nuclear weapon and president obama echoed the themes a couple of days ago. however, i don't think the white house and the u.s. wants to be pushed in to on such a high profile stage battered with making a public ultimatum of red lines to iran s
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Sep 25, 2012 10:00am PDT
, but more imrtantly president obama addressing the united nations today and he hit on a lot of topics, iran, talked syria, coemnethe deadly anti-american protests that rippled across the american world. i want to play some of this for you. this is when the president gets personal. he's calling for patience and restraint. >> like me, the majority of americans are christian and yesterday we do not ban blasphemy against our most sacred beliefs. as president of our country, and commander in chief of our military, i accept that people are going to call me awful things every day. and i always defend their righ to do so. >> there was some applause afterwards. cnn's chief white house correspondent jessica yellin for me outside the u.n. today. it is a very personal approach, jessica, from the presidt, wo't you agree putng himself out there ying what he did? >> reporter: he was explaining to the world, brooke, american values, and u.s. -- the value of the freedom of expression, free speech, and also the american appreciation and protection for the freedom of religion. and so, yes, he did it in a per
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Sep 28, 2012 12:00pm PDT
as israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu drew one before the united nations general assembly to represent the red line he wants for iran to end its nuclear program. iran's ambassador to the u.n. says he won't dignify it with a response. except to deny iran is trying to make a nuclear bomb. but president obama did respond. he and netanyahu spoke today over the telephone. cnn foreign affairs correspondent jill dougherty joining us from new york. jill, do we know what the president, president obama said to israeli prime minister? >> reporter: well, we do, fred. in fact, they issued this statement and you have to, as you're reading it, say, well, they certainly pulled that back on track because after all, you know, the president didn't meet one personally with the prime minister, and that was interpreted of course as a very cold shoulder. there was worry, though, that this was being exploited as, you know, criticism especially in this campaign as being a rift between the united states, and i should say at least present between president obama and israel so they had this telephone call. i shou
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Sep 27, 2012 9:00am PDT
to help prevent all-out war with iran. let's go to richard roth, our senior united nations correspondent. first, let's talk about mahmoud abbas. last year he failed at that same podium to make the case that the palestinian status should be raised as a state, that they should have statehood. now he's going to go back and say we want a beefed-up status for palestinians shy of statehood. what would that accomplish? why is he doing that? >> well, for them, it's another symbolic improvement of their situation diplomatically. it is a step-down from the rousing reception he received last year when he announced that the palestinians want their own state and they made a push for it. the united states blocked them in the security council. the only organization here at the u.n. that can approve that. the u.s. has veto power. now they're back to palestinians. something called non-u.n. member status. it allows them to be on the same level as the vatican, allows them to vote in different u.n. organizations, potentially get closer in the international criminal court for bringing cases to israel. it's a
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Sep 27, 2012 12:00pm EDT
the united states and that a weak economy means weak national security. it's no surprise he tailored that message that this audience. suzanne, from a pure political standpoint, if mitt romney can't flip virginia back to the republican column -- as we know president obama won four years ago here. if he can't do that, it's going to be very tough. these are states that romney has to flip back to the republican column if he wants to be elected president. >> jim, one of the things i noticed, too, that's different here, virginia's unemployment rate is much lower than the national average. you're talking about a national average of over more than 8%, virginia hovering in the 5% range or so. is his message of creating more jobs. is that really going to resonate in virginia? >> reporter: that is why i think, suzanne, we heard him talking about defense jobs. as he was putting it here a few moments ago, if the sequestration cuts happen -- you hear it here in the local media. while the economy is doing quite well, better than the national average. we heard the governor of this state, bob mcdonne
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Sep 28, 2012 1:00pm EDT
face-to-face, around the united nations meetings, these kinds of things. they have now spoken. does this put this to rest? >> well, suzanne, they also spoke for about an hour about two weeks ago, and they are in consistent contact, as are members of the president's national security team, and secretary hillary clinton. you know, the president is focused on governing, restoring our place in the world, focussing on what needs to be done in these areas, and mitt romney seems to be focused on politicizing inappropriately at many times these global issues. there's a real difference. >> how do you respond to some folks who look at this the way this is played out and make the case that the president was kind of drawn in to this kind of political back and forth with netanyahu? was that really an important part of the president coming forward and saying, look, demonstrating to the american people that he is on top of what is going on in israel, they're on the same page? >> our relationship is israel is absolutely important. the president is the first person to say that. you heard prime minis
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Sep 27, 2012 9:00am EDT
. >>> today at the united nations, the middle east takes center stage and the diplomats will hear two very different views of the world, the headliner, most likely, israel's prime minister, benjamin netanyahu will issue dire warnings on the nuclear program and the threat it poses to the world and they will hear from president mahmoud abarks one year after his failed plea for statehood, he will seek a modest goal, a nonstate membership to the united nations. the issue of palestinian state hood was championed in one of wednesday's most highly anticipated speeches, came from egypt. 's newly elected president and the former leader of the muslim brotherhood. he called on the united states to support palestinian rights just as it did the arab uprisings. >> just as you've support the revolution of the arab people, i call upon to you lend your support to the palestinians and their endeavor to regain the full and legitimate rights of people struggling to gain its freedom and establish his independent state. >> don't expect the white house to say much about this or other issues this could further st
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Sep 28, 2012 9:00am EDT
president obama stood before the united nations and warned against a nuclear iran. yesterday, netanyahu underscored iran having a nuclear bomb and shrugged off. he said the world may be months away from the point of no return. >> where should a red line be drawn? a red line should be drawn right here. befo before, before iran completes the second stage of nuclear enrichment necessary to make a bomb. before iran gets to a point where it's a few months away or a few weeks away from amassing enough enriched uranium from making a nuclear weapon. >> mahmoud ahmadinejad accused israel of carrying out a campaign of ethnic cleansing. netanyahu fired back saying the state hood of palestinians cannot be resolved with quotes libelous speeches. >>> it's been 37 years since the body of jimmy hoffa went missing and now it may be found. crews went digging in detroit. this is a live picture. investigators will dig under that driveway and take a coarse sample to determine if any human remains are down there. the home is in roseville, michigan. they got a credible tip a body was buried there around the t
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Oct 1, 2012 11:00am PDT
to step down in a fiery speech at the united nations just a short time ago. he accused the united states and its allies of supporting terrorism in syria. cnn's senior united nations correspondent richard roth joins me in new york. richard, we know topic of syria very much so dominated in the conversation, this past week at the u.n. ga. we're hearing from the syrian government directly. what did he say? >> it was a fiery speech in words, maybe not how it was delivered. second year in a row for the syrian foreign minister to represent his country caught in a maelstrom of violence back home. the syrian foreign minister blasted the united states among other countries for supporting what he calls terrorists for toppling his regime. >> translator: we also wonder to what extent the statements made by qatar, saudi arabia, turkey, the united states, france and others to what extent do these statements, which clearly incite and support terrorism in syria with money, weapons and foreign fighters, to what extent are these in line with the international responsibilities of these countries in combatti
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Sep 27, 2012 12:00pm PDT
" begins right now. >>> brooke, thanks very much. happening now, an extraordinary moment at t united nations. israel's prime minister draws a red line in a dramatic fashion on iran's nuclear program. but will the u.s. do the same? the presidential candidates make simultaneo same state d even target plus, the obama campaign romney's w potentially devastating pictures. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room."
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Sep 29, 2012 9:00am PDT
to the united nations susan rice had said earlier it was a spontaneous attack over an anti-muslim film and that there were no extremists involved, but now with the new information, new york congressman peter king is calling for rice to step down. here's what he told our wolf blitzer. >> too much things to go wrong and everyone forgets about it the next day. i think we have to send a clear message and on such a flight issue as this, an american ambassador was killed and by all the accumulation of evidence at the time the prezumption had to be it was terrorism. i can see why they wanted to say it's too early to say it's definitively terrorism but to rule out terrorism and say it was not terrorism at that time, to me, was a terrible mistake to make whether it was intentionally or unintentionally. i believe she should resign, yes. >> the white house is standing by rice at her statements were based on information they had at the time. and it was not intended to mislead people. according to white house officials. >>> now to the crisis in syria. the u.s. is warning iran to stop providing arms
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Sep 28, 2012 12:00pm EDT
that are dedicated to helping the people of syria that are caught in that civil war, of course. well, united nations now predicts that the number of syrian people who fled their homes is going to reach 700,000 by the end of this year. that's about 3% of the entire population of syria too afraid now to go home. the u.n.'s refugee agency is trying to get a half billion dollars in aid, donations to help them. what's more beautiful than a covergirl? two covergirls. get two miracles in one product. tone rehab 2-in-1 foundation. covers spots, lines, and wrinkles. and helps improve skin tone over time. tone rehab from easy, breezy, beautiful, covergirl! covergirl! it's got that sweet honey taste. but no way it's 80 calories, right? no way, right? lady, i just drive the truck. right, there's no way right, right? have a nice day. [ male announcer ] 80 delicious calories. fiber one. >> announcer: this is the day. the day that we say to the world of identity thieves "enough." we're lifelock, and we believe you have the right to live free from the fear of identity theft. our pledge to you? as long as the
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Oct 1, 2012 6:00am PDT
minister speaks before the united nations general assembly later this morning. nearly 30,000 people across syria have been killed. in the next hour look at the how the united states is helping the syrian opposition. we'll tell you if the united states is moving closer toward any military action. >>> grudges, infighting and crafty maneuvering. sounds like an episode of "dallas." except the actors are real. they're supreme court justices. the highest court in the land beginning its new term in less than an hour. it will meet on the heels of perhaps the most talked about decision in decades, obama care. on the schedule this time around, same-sex marriage, affirmative action and voting rights. here's our crime and justice correspondent, joe johns. >> reporter: right after the supreme court's health care decision in june, chief justice john roberts joked to colleagues that he would find an island fortress to escape the political heat. here's how justice ruth bader ginsberg described the eventful spring. >> the term has been more than usually taxing. some have called it the term of the century.
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Oct 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
commandos were sent to that benghazi compound. this was back in april. if you think back a u.n. -- united nations convoy in the region had been attacked. growing security concerns at that time back in april, about what was going on in that region in eastern libya. so, the u.s. sent a team of about four special forces, commandos to the benghazi compound. they did a security assessment. what could be done to improve security at the facility. and they recommended apparently, we are told, a couple of things that seem fairly minor in retrospect. sand bagging some positions so libyan forces who were there, contractors, essentially, could help fight back if the place came under attack and also were training for some of that private security force that was hired for the consulate compound. no word on how much of this was implemented and whether there were additional security recommendations beyond that. it really goes to the point that as far back as april, there were growing security concerns there, something the ambassador would have been well aware of as the militias in eastern libya appeared
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Oct 1, 2012 8:00am PDT
position to be in, the united states shares the death penalty with pakistan, iraq, iran, north korea, zimbabwe, among goala, kuwait, uganda. the list goes on. japan is the only other industrialized nation that has the death penalty. with that in mind, let's flip the coin here. when juries demand a molecular smoking gun and they want that dna, joey jackson, you get a story like this out of massachusetts saying one of the lab people lied, cheated, made mistakes, and actually 1,140 cases of people in jail are being reviewed because of dna garbage. >> she tested -- you have someone who makes and mentioned, no, i didn't test them all, and there were instances where she tested where she may tests that were negative into positives. that is really shocking, and it's compelling, and it gives us a further basis to know that something needs to be done. however, we also need to know quickly about dna. that it also has limitedtations in that it can't tell you how the dna got there or can't tell you when the dna got there, so we have to be very careful with our science that we don't convict, right
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